Developed by the portuguese designers Hugo Silva and Joana Santos to DAM, a new brand of lighting and furniture, Nel and Maria combine materials and traditional techniques with creative and innovative drawing. The portuguese culture and the common everyday things are the inspiration.
Nel and Maria are side or bedside tables with integrated lamp. These pieces exploit the genre issue reinterpretating craft techniques and have a human and humoristic character. The lampshade represent men and women straw hats, typical of the portuguese region of Baixo Minho. The handles accentuate the humorist intention, because Maria speaks too much and Nel is amazed with her speech. The drawers are lined with illustrated wallpaper with the belongings of the character. These pieces can adatp themselves to adults, youngsters and children, can work separate or together and can be combined in different colors.